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Urbanize
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Post Number: 702
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 3:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you're a resident living in the city of Detroit or had to use a civic service offered by the city, which one would you vote as "the best".

*This includes sanitation, schools, policing, etc.
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 1171
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 4:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My road was resurfaced a few years ago. They came by and posted signs, one day they got rid of the old asphalt, the next they put down the new.

Fast, nicely done, no hassles.

No additional assessment like you might be charged in other cities.

(Message edited by detroitplanner on April 07, 2007)
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Johnlodge
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Post Number: 380
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Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 5:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit's water system is still one of the cleanest in the nation. I really don't have a problem drinking water from the tap here (always let it run a bit to allow the fresh water to reach the tap, you'll notice it when the temperature and smell changes, otherwise you're drinking what has been sitting in your pipes).
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 711
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 5:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yep, we always do that John. Since we have older sinks, We usually let it run for a good 30 seconds to 1 minute.
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Jasoncw
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Post Number: 353
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 10:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd definitely say the water.
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Granmontrules
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Post Number: 61
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 07, 2007 - 10:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DPW trash pick up is excellent I would say.
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Superduperman
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Post Number: 251
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 12:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Meter maids...you can always count on them.
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 4954
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 1:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gotta be the water. It always tastes pretty decent and we don't need to filter it, soften it or do much to it other than turning on the tap. Beyond that the one city service that I do miss the most was the mounter patrols. I don't know how many cases they handled but it was always pleasant to see officers on horseback patrolling the city streets.
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Fareastsider
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Post Number: 327
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 7:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Street signs.
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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 83
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The water and meter maids. A blessing and a curse.

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